For December’s Monthly Screening, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society presents the bittersweet Israeli film, “The Farewell Party” on Saturday, December 26 at 7:00 pm at the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC Rehoboth) on 19369 Plantation Road, Rehoboth Beach. Doors open at 6:30 pm.
A compassionate yet funny story, “The Farewell Party” follows residents at a Jewish retirement home who construct a euthanasia device to help their terminally ill friend. When rumors of their assistance spread through the senior community, the friends are faced with moral and religious dilemmas about life, death and the dignity of dying. One of Israel’s biggest hits of the decade, “The Farewell Party” pits the ethics of assisted suicide against the right to die on your own terms. Winner of 4 Ophir Awards (the Israeli Academy Awards®), the film received a total of 14 nominations. Film critic Colin Covert of the “Star Tribune” says, “I can’t recall any film ever making me laugh and cry in complete comic and dramatic balance like “The Farewell Party.” [2014, Israel, Runtime: 90 minutes, Hebrew with English subtitles]
Admission for Monthly Screenings is $4 for Rehoboth Beach Film Society members (current membership card must be presented), and $6 for future members. Tickets will be sold at the door to each screening on a first-come, first-served basis.